Yaffo Bat Yam Seam
Design competition winner
The seam territories between two communities often belies separation, and alienation. However, it can also serve as a springboard for inclusion, meeting points, exchange and creation of new entities. Mapping the seam area in this spirit – embodying a sensitivity for “otherness” alongside an eye toward integration and new creation – yielded an alternative urban reading: instead of a municipal boundary, a territorial meeting point was created between two distinct topographical and historic entities, ripe with shared opportunity.
The project’s goal is to expose and empower the distinct characters of both the Yaffo and the Bat Yam sides of the seam, and develop between them an area of vital public activity that encourages encounter, exchange, and joint creativity between the different populations.
Chief architect: Avital Hagai
Joint first prize, Public Design Competition, 2010
Michal Iuclea- Architect, Orit Shmueli- Architect, Tsurnamal Turner Landscape Architecture, in cooperation with Mia Atidya and Idan Rabinowitz